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Opera I Capuleti e i Montecchi

Opera I Capuleti e i Montecchi

An opera in 2 parts, sung in Italian
2017 June 9, Friday, 19.00
Lithuanian National Opera and Ballet Theatre (A. Vienuolio st. 1), Vilnius
Music Director and Conductor SESTO QUATRINI (Italy)
Director VINCENT BOUSSARD (France)
Stage Designer VINCENT LEMAIRE (Belgium)
Light and Video Designer GUIDO LEVI (Spain)
Opera I Capuleti e i Montecchi

The story of Romeo and Juliet has inspired hundreds of creators including opera composers. Majority of them were inspired by Shakespeare’s tragedy. However, on your way to this production you should forget the English poet and dramatist. Bellini’s operaI Capuleti e i Montecchi (libretto by Felice Romani) is based on the Renaissance legend, which presumably inspired Shakespeare himself. This opera corresponds to Shakespeare’s tragedy only in the main character names, their love story and the case of “fake death”. Premiered on 11 March 1830 in Teatro La Fenice in Venice, I Capuleti e i Montecchi was Bellini’s first opera written for this theatre. The opera achieved an immediate success. It became one of the most renowned stage works about Romeo and Juliet of the bel canto epoch – a lyrical narration about love reaching tragic conclusion.   

Several years ago the creative team of I Capuleti e i Montecchi has staged the opera inGran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona, Bayerische Staatsoper in Munich and San Francisco Opera. The director Vincent Boussard (France) and stage designer Vincent Lemaire (Belgium) are known to Lithuanian audience from the elegant and impressive production of Massenet’s Manon. This time they team up with conductor Robertas Šervenikas, the music director of the LNOBT, and Sesto Quatrini, a young and talented Italian Maestro, an expert of Italian bel canto who led KristīneOpolais’ concert at the Lithuanian National Opera and Ballet Theatre. Costumes for the production were designed by Christian Lacroix, an esteemed French designer often dubbed the artist of the fashion world. The main roles will feature the recipients of Golden Cross of the Stage awards Eglė Šidlauskaitė (Romeo is scored for mezzo-soprano in this opera) and Viktorija Miškūnaitė (Juliet); the production will also introduce a young soloist Aistė Pilibavičiūtė.  

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Sponsored by the Lithuanian Council for Culture.

Ticket prices
15, 20, 25, 30, 35, 60 Eur

Lithuanian National Philharmonic Society

Address: Aušros vartų st. 5, LT-01304 Vilnius, Lietuva
Contact: tel. +370 5 266 52 10, fax. +370 5 266 52 66

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